Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 055 457-3015

Location: Florence

Fields of Interest and Expertise

Cement Chemistry.

Thermal Analysis.

Electron and Atomic Microscopy Techniques.

Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites.

State of water in porous systems.


Curriculum Vitae

Jul 1999: Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Florence (110 cum laude/110). Thesis title: "Study of biodegradative processes: metabolism of naphthalene and of benzoic acid derivatives".

2000-2001: CSGI fellowship on "Adsorption of superplasticizers on the silicate and aluminate phases of cement ".

2002-2004: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence. Title: "Study of the physico-chemical properties of cementitious materials. Effect of superplasticizing and cellulosic polymers". Advisor: Prof. L. Dei (University of Florence).

1998-2005: Studies and research activity at: CSGI & University of Florence; CTG-Italcementi Group; BENSC, Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin (Germany).

2004-present: Post-Doc at CSGI and Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.



Effect of borax on the hydration and setting of magnesium phosphate cements

- Rita Gelli - Monica Tonelli - Martini F. - Calucci L. - Borsacchi S. - Francesca Ridi
Construction and Building Materials

Exploring the effect of Mg2+ substitution on amorphous calcium phosphate nanoparticles

- Rita Gelli - Briccolani-Bandini L. - Pagliai M. - Cardini G. - Francesca Ridi - Piero Baglioni
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

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